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...Mark Shafer challenged by MS

The Devotionals for this quarter are available in the back of the sanctuary and are available in both large and regular print. 
WIDOW'S MITE MINISTRY PROJECTS
...Mary Ruth Surber, Courtyard                            
Estates, Monmouth
...Jim Work, Warren Achievement, Monmouth

 
 
SMALL CHILDREN -  Hanging from the usher's pew are busy bags.  They contain coloring books and crayons that can be enjoyed by shall children during the worship service. 
CELL PHONES & PAGERS - Before you settle into prayer and meditation, please turn off your cell phone. 
                             
...Shirley Gibb,Roseville Country Manor Nursing Home
...Ermadean Hull, Oaklane Nursing Center, Stronghurst
...Susie Goff Oaklane Nursing Center, Stronghurst
...Phyllis Shauman, Oaklane Care Center, Stronghurst
...Dan Renwick, Monmouth Hospital

FOR YOUR INFORMATION & EDIFICATION
Here are websites you will want to visit:

           www.greatriverspby.org
           www.pcusa.org
           www.lincolntrails.org
           www.biggsville-upc.org
RECYCLING CANS -The container on the ramp is for any recyclable cans you might want to deposit there (beer cans excluded!)  Mildred Anderson has made this her special Widow's Mite project.  Cans can be left in the container anytime. 
THESE DAYS DEVOTIONAL
 
 


Reflecting the biblical story of the widow and her mite, everyone is offered an opportunity to give to the glory of God and support of the church through small and large projects. 
This project encourages the young who might make $1.75 selling lemonade on a street corner to those who are under employed and unable to give to undertake projects that generate a monetary gift that can be given to the church and provide the giver with a sense of worth and investment in the ministry and mission of the church. 
 
LEAST COINS - In the back of the sanctuary is a large jug into which you can place your change and coins of all denominations.  Proceeds at the end of the year are used for local mission projects.
Tracking Our Stewardship
  Giving Last week                  $              1,275.00
  Total Received to Date         $            46,422.65
 
 

December 17th  -
Rev. Carolyn Weber



        2017
For articles on faith and ministry, check the web site on a myriad of topics:  johnson46@simplesite
BULLETIN INFO - For any announcements that need to be included in the bulletin please contact Sara Hull at  (309) 337-0585 or email at sjh_84@hotmail.com by Friday morning
OTHER QUESTIONS - All questions related to the church and programming can be directed to Clerk of Session, Marilyn Simmons
BUILDING ISSUES - For access to the church call Craig Rima at (309) 221-4222. 
PER CAPITA - The Per Capita for the year of 2017 is now due at $32.00 per member.  THIS IS NOT REQUIRED BUT FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO PAY, THE COST IS $32 per member.  These will be sent in on June 1st.  Please note the check "per Capita" and give to Liz Turley, our Treasurer. 
For the Week Beginning October 22,2017
"THE CHURCH MOUSE"
OCTOBER SPEAKERS
29th Carolyn Weber
ANGEL TREE - Call all Angels!  Operation Santa is underway.  This is the Christmas gift program to aid students of the West Central School District who might otherwise not have any gifts at Christmas.  Individuals may take one angel or a group may take an angel.  Angels will be handed out the first part of November.  Anyone wishing to participate may contact Joanne Hilligoss at 209-924-1268 or Debbie Gillam at 309-337-3050.  All gifts will need to be purchased and returned by November 19th.  Thank you.  Joanne and Debbie
OCTOBER SPEAKERS
22nd Rev. Neal Allen
29th Carolyn Weber
ALL SAINTS DAY - All Saints Day is November 5th.  Anyone you would like to remember on this day please five their name to Marilyn.  Rev. Carolyn Weber will be preaching on this day and will be reading the names. 

Oct 26   Cathy Good
Nov 2    Nancy Hull
Nove 9  Kathy Gibb
Nov 16  Gloria Jones
Sunday School meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the children's room.
THANK YOU - The children's Sunday School class would like to say thank you to everyone.  Thirty bags of food and a generous check was taken to the Gladstone Food Pantry on Thursday.  Without your help this wouldn't have been possible.  Thank you from Charlotte, Nadia, Nathan, Brenley and Beckham. 
NOMINATING COMMITTEE - The Nominating committee needs to meet to prepare a slate of officers before the November 19th congregational meeting.  Members of the nominating committee are Nancy, Hull, Sharron Scott and Kathy Gibb. 
10/23 Jerry Shutwell
10/27 Charlotte Shafer
NOVEMBER SPEAKERS
5th   Rev. Carolyn Weber
12th Amy Booker-Hirsch
19th Gary Pullen
26th Rev. Travis Shafer